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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen's

Former world number one Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Aegon Championships at Queen's after being advised to rest ahead of Wimbledon.
By , European Football Editor
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Updated: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 14:05 UK

Rafael Nadal will not take part in the Aegon Championships at Queen's after being advised to take a rest.

The Spaniard, who landed a record 10th French Open title at the weekend, had been tipped to take part in the famous competition, which starts on June 19.

However, the 31-year-old has revealed that his body "needs to rest" ahead of Wimbledon next month and as a result, the former world number one has withdrawn from the competition.

"My body needs to rest if I am going to be ready to play Wimbledon. I am sad to make this decision because I love Queen's, I won the tournament in 2008 and every time I reached the Wimbledon final it was after playing Queen's," Nadal told reporters.

Britain's Andy Murray, however, will take part at Queen's Club.

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